In partnership with Branar’s Meitheal Initiative, this panel discussion will explore models of practice which support the sustainable development of career paths for independent artists making work for young audiences.
Panelists include: Tony Reekie (Catherine Wheels, Edinburgh); Kate Cross (The Egg, Bath); Dan Colley and Matt Smyth (Creators of 'The Man with Enormous Wings' and formerly Collapsing Horse); Emer McGowan (Draíocht, Blanchardstown). Chaired by Linda Geraghty Branar Meitheal CPS.
Meitheal is a pilot creative supports initiative committed to the development and presentation of performing arts for young audiences across Ireland. Devised by Branar, funded by the Arts Council.
Branar is one of Ireland’s leading theatre companies making work for children. Based in the West of Ireland, Branar are renowned for creating highly imaginative and beautiful work.
Established in 2001, Branar has created over 20 shows in that time. It works closely with an ensemble of exceptional artists and collaboratively with a number of creative partners, including The Ark, Baboró, NIE (England), Starcatchers (Scotland), Teater Refleksion (Denmark) and many leading Irish arts centres and festivals.
The company tours nationally and internationally, bringing its work with equal enthusiasm to leading arts venues such as the South Bank Centre, London as to a local school in Galway. Branar is committed to reaching its audience, wherever they are.